US Open 2020: Men’s Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 20 P. Carreño Busta v. 5 A. Zverev – Zverev should win this match on a lot of fronts, but I do not doubt PCB’s intensity, fitness, or willingness to fight.  If PCB has a big comparative advantage in unforced errors, Zverev will need to either serve exceptionally exceptionally well to…

US Open 2020: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD N. Osaka (4)J. Brady (28) – Jennifer Brady has played outstanding tennis since the start of the Lexington Event (My Old Kentucky Home!).  Still, Naomi Osaka possesses a unique blend of great defensive tennis, an ability to dictate play, and an ability to shift from defending to dictating after one…

US Open 2020: September 8th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [23] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. [28] JenniferBrady (USA) – Brady won Lexington and can win this match if she plays with controlled agression. The problem is if Brady is too aggressive her errors will undo her chances and if she plays it too safe, she can’t bother Putintseva. I think the odds are in…

US Open 2020: September 7th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

After yesterday’s events, I am not feeling two sepparate posts. Still in a tennis daze … Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [15] Maria Sakkari (GRE) – This can go either way. Beating Sloane Stephens from 1 set down and Serena speaking about the priveledge pressure is…

US Open 2020: September 6th Women’s Singles Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [8] Petra Martic (CRO) vs. [23] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) – Maybe a small upset … [4] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [14] Anett Kontaveit (EST) (late night) – Osaka seems likely to reach the final. Louis Armstrong Stadium (11 a.m.) [17] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [28] Jennifer Brady (USA) – Already underway, but I would have picked Kerber had I posted this…

US Open 2020: September 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [26] Sloane Stephens (USA) – This is really hard to pick and on paper I think Serena wins, but my gut says the COVID-19 break helped Sloane Stephens hit reset. [7] Madison Keys (USA) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is one of the most difficult players…

US Open 2020: September 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)  vs. [WC] J. J. Wolf (USA) – Medvedev is in great form to this point. Can he reach a second straight final? [2] Dominic Thiem (AUS) vs. [31] Marin Cilic (CRO) – I like Thiem to overcome the 2014 champion, but he cannot get too far behind the…

US Open 2020: September 1st Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD M. McDonald vs. 30 C. Ruud J. Sinner vs. 11 K. Khachanov – Not a great draw for the talented Sinner.  In a few years, these two may be locking horns in the final 8 or beyond in these draws. A. Kuznetsov vs. S. Querrey – Querrey could come through, but I…